I told you the white pants would be right back.
Navy and white, the timeless spring and summer combination.
Here, it is stretching into fall only because I have been delinquent in finishing and publishing my summer posts. I am not suggesting that this outfit is appropriate for wear after Labor Day. Indeed, I look like I have just risen from a cryogenic nap out of season.
We will assess the outfit nunc pro tunc, or now as it were then.
You may remember that I realized after wearing this top (last seen here) that it was lined in the front but not the back. Hmmmm.
I considered asking Fatima to fashion a full lining, and then realized that that would be an expensive, but not creatively fulfilling, undertaking. Instead, I asked her to sew little lingerie strap loops into the narrow shoulder seams so that I could wear a camisole (which I already owned) under the top. Et voila! A cheap and peppy fix. With the straps fixed in place, the camisole does not show — despite the cut-in shape of the armscyes.
This lightweight summer shell has a pretty band, lightly gathered, at the waist — which is elasticized.
Another nice detail is the cobalt blue tie at the neck.
Rounding things out, the delightful fabric-covered bead necklace gifted to me by a colleague. As you will see in another post this summer-fall, these beads really do go with everything. Their versatility is astonishing.
Top: Emporio Armani from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: JSlides; Bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag